Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 2 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. Salisbury's Bill.
The Lord Sommers reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better enabling James Earl of Salisbury and his Trustees to make Sale of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Northampton and Dorset, and a Fee-farm Rent, for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed.
The Lord Sommers also reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable William Booth Gentleman to sell certain Lands and Hereditaments, in the County of Chester, for Payment of the Debts of his Brother, with whom, and for which, he stands bound; and for applying the Surplus (if any), of the Money raised for such Purpose, towards Payment of their own proper Debts," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill; and examined the Allegations thereof, and made some Amendments thereto."
Which were read Twice, and agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Commissioners of Trade, about Answers to L. Bolingbroke's Letters:
The Lord Guilford, from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, in Answer to the Order of this House of Saturday last, acquainted their Lordships, "That no Answer was returned by the said Commissioners to the Lord Viscount Bolingbroke's Letter to them of the 8th of May 1712; nor could there be any to the Letter of the 24th of July following, his Lordship going immediately after that Time to France."
Commissioners of Trade, Copies of their Minutes.
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations do lay before this House Copies of the Minutes of all their Proceedings, from the 9th of May 1712 to the 24th of July following.
Sinclair versus Sinclair:
Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing of the Cause depending in this House, wherein Sir James Sinclair, of Dunbeath, Baronet, is Appellant, and John Sinclair, of Ulbster, Esquire, Respondent, brought in the 14th of March 1711, to which John Sinclair put in his Answer the Ninth of April last; Counsel appearing for the Respondent, but no Counsel for the Appellant:
Judgement affirmed, with Costs.
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal of Sir James Sinclair shall be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Two Interlocutors therein complained of shall be, and they are hereby, affirmed: And it is further Ordered, That the Lords of the Session do order Sir James Sinclair the Appellant to pay to the Respondent John Sinclair all such Interest as the said John Sinclair might have entitled himself unto by Diligence, had he not been restrained from doing Diligence by reason of the said Appeal to this House: And it is also further Ordered, That the said Sir James Sinclair shall pay, or cause to be paid, to the Respondent John Sinclair, the Sum of Forty Pounds, for his Costs, sustained by reason of the bringing the said Appeal into this House.
Tomkins to enter into a Recognizance for Wichalls.
The House being moved, "That Henry Tompkins Esquire may be allowed to enter into a Recognizance for Mary Wichalls Widow, who hath an Appeal depending in this House; she being sick, and in Devonshire:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Tompkins may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.
Levant Company to be heard, concerning the Treaty of Commerce with France.
Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of England, trading into The Levant Seas; praying, "That the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom may receive, from this House, such Encouragement, as may enable them to support the Trade to Turky, in Opposition to the French, who are become great Rivals in the Woollen Manufactures; and that the Privileges, which were formerly enjoyed by those who imported Turky Goods into France, be again restored, upon paying no higher Duties than according to the Tariff of 1664:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That on Thursday next, at Twelve a Clock, the Petitioners may be heard what they have to offer, upon the Matters contained in the said Petition.
Barrier Treaty, 1712:
The Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, by Her Majesty's Command, laid before the House, pursuant to their Address to Her Majesty on the 21st of May last,
1. "Copy of the Treaty of Succession and Barrier between Her Majesty and The States General, 19/30; January, 17 12/13;."
2. "Copy of the separate Article of the Treaty of Succession and Barrier between Her Majesty and The States General, 19/30; January, 17 12/13;."
And Translations of the same.
And the Titles thereof were read.
Then the Merchants, pursuant to the Order of this House on Saturday last, were called in; and their Petition was read.
And several of them were heard, at the Bar.
And then they withdrew.
Trade between England and France to be considered.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, this House will take it into Consideration, how the Trade between England and France stood at the Time of the Revolution, in the Year 1688; how it stood at the making of the Peace at Ryswick, and from thence to the Declaration of the late War; and how it will stand by the Treaty now made, if the same should take Place; and that the Causes be removed, in Course.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, tertium diem instantis Junii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.